Author: Bhupender

Petrol Prices in India highest in Asia

India has seen the highest price rise of Petrol & Diesel despite the International Crude Oil Prices falling from a high of US$ 111.8  per barrel in September 2012 to US$ 52.73 per barrel today. Average Petrol price in India is Rs.73.9 per ltr, whereas in the neighbouring countries the price are much lower. Myanmar it is Rs.33.28 Pakistan it sells at Rs.43.28 Sri Lanka too has kept it moderate at Rs.53.43 Nepal & Bhutan are at Rs.61.13 & Rs.62.72 respectively. This unjustifiably rise is primarily due to an  imprudent move of the present BJP ruled Govt in India...

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Mesmerizing Geysers & Maori warmth @ ‘Te Puia’ -Rotorua, New Zealand

Drive 145 miles south of Auckland within the northern Island of NZ (NZ is divided in to two Islands, the North & the South) and you enter into air filled with distinct Sulphur aroma. An unmistakable signal of the arrival of the thermal City called ‘Rotorua’. Defined as the heartland of the warm & welcoming Maori culture, its utter raw beauty is expressed by its fascinating spouting geysers, active volcanoes, bubbling mud pools, sparkling lakes & large swathes of alluring lush forests. The one place that encompasses nearly all of these amazing characteristics is – “Te Puia”. “Te Puia”...

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Cave your way to heaven @ Waitomo – NZ

Travel Blogs on Waitomo Caves Tracking New Zealand from the northern to the southern islands by road one is compelled to conclude that NZ is more than the land of Kiwis & Cricketers. It’s a country that speaks of its grandeur through its surreal landscapes, enchanting lakes, picturesque mountains, pristine forests & most importantly, happy people. New Zealand is a place to revel for any tourist looking for a perfect holiday. Three hour drive from Auckland are situated the magnificent Waitomo (‘Wai’ in Maori means ‘Water & ‘tomo’ means ‘Shaft’) Glowworm Caves. This subterranean wonderland is renowned to be...

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Srinagar in strife – Houseboat No 5

Despite advice to the contrarian by well-wishers, I decided to visit Kashmir amidst reports inundated of clashes between the Kashmiris (call then Separatist, Militants or ordinary Kashmiris) and the security forces (Military, CRPF or Kashmir Police). A voice within me mysteriously kept assuring : “They will not harm a Tourist”.  I trusted my inner voice and booked myself on the airplane – June 2017, Destination ‘Srinagar’. Adil, a young taxi driver waited at the airport to drive me in his Innova to the pre-booked ‘Gurkha’ House Boat situated on Lake Nigel in Srinagar. Passing through the deserted roads, closed...

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